What’s the best investment for you? Property or share
Investors need to take their goals, their individual risk profiles and their investment strategy into account when deciding whether to invest in property or shares, investment analysts say.
These individual factors make it very difficult to say outright that one asset class is a better investment than the other, according to property writer Margaret Lomas.
Lomas likens asking whether property or shares is better to asking which is better out of a Mercedes and an overseas trip.
“You can’t compare the two because they’re two totally different propositions. Just because you spend money on each of them doesn’t make them comparable.”
When it comes to wealth creation Metropole Properties director Michael Yardney believes there’s no doubt property is the better option.
Property Planning Australia director Mark Armstrong agrees that property beats shares when it comes to wealth creation “…because you can leverage it a lot more aggressively and your ability to build significant wealth through property is much more powerful”.
See API’s July issue for a balanced and in-depth comparison between property and shares, or else leave your thoughts on which makes the best investment below.
Matthew Liddy is the Deputy Editor of Australian Property Investor magazine.
Readers – what’s your preference… property, shares or both? Why?